Traditional Healer Probed Over Murewa Ritual Murder

Zimbabwe Republic Police national spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi has said they have brought in a traditional healer who is implicated in the Murewa ritual murder of 7-year-old Tapiwa Makore.

The hunt for the healer started when the boy’s uncle, Tapiwa Makore (Senior) and his own domestic worker, Tafadzwa Shamba, suspects in the case, were arrested last month and implicated the healer.

Nyathi however did not disclose the name of the traditional healer. He also suggested that they had been fed with the wrong information while some sources are hiding crucial information. He said:

We have realised that some people are not telling the truth and they are hiding crucial information. But we will surely get to the bottom of the matter and the truth will come out.

The boy has been missing for days and some body parts were discovered in the village being eaten by dogs while the head was missing.

A head believed to be of a 12-year-old boy was later discovered in the village but tests indicated that it did not belong to Tapiwa suggesting that some murder cases were not being reported.

Nyathi said a forencis analysis was being conducted on the head adding that no report of a missing person falling in that category had been made so far.

More: ZBC News

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